• vegan nature lodge, forest pathways and hikes, retreats , yoga, breathwork, nature trails
    Vegan Nature Lodge & Retreat
  • Summers here, surf & sea
  • Cheers to the coming year
  • nature nurtures
  • Vegan delights
  • time out
  • Reconnect
  • relax on the forest edge
  • time for a cuppa
  • heart & soul
  • deep forest, deep relaxation
An enchanting forest stay in the Garden Route

Vegan . Eco . Nature

We are passionate about wild life, the environment and proudly the first Vegan Lodge in South Africa. So do remember we expect Guests to respect our ethos of being a dedicated meat free property, we aim to make the world a better place, one bite at a time :-)

A magical place 15 minutes outside Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route, great for a peaceful one night stay or relax on a romantic or family holiday - We offer forest 'glamping' tents on decks in the forest, a variety of quirky and quaint self cater cottages and eco camping in a wild field along the forest edge. Need a deeper 'reboot' we also offer monthly Retreats should you need to revive your soul and reconnect.

Feeling adventurous, we have it all close by, from stunning beaches to enchanting forests hiking, surfing good waves, to adventures, kite surfing, mountain biking trails, the magic is endless. Onsite, you can re wild and meander along our forest pathways where you might see chattering monkeys or be delighted by the beautiful Knysna Loerie flying by, go have cocktails on the jetty at the lotus lily pond, or have a yoga session on the lawn. Interested in music? you are welcome to go and visit our legendary Music Studio and chat to Howard, an award winning Producer.

We love making great vegan food for our Guests and offer a delicious Breakfast Menu Mon - Sat and our popular Secret Dinners, please do pre book Dinners as we generally only cater to order.

Nature nurtures at 'Peace'...and you will leave revived and inspired.

Nature lovers

Nature abounds and wild life sounds at our enchanting forested country retreat in the heart of the Garden Route.

From Our Guests:

  • Here for the second year in a row and it's just gets more beautiful. It so tranquil, relaxing, and friendly. Can't recommend it enough. Can't wait to come back next year

    Lara Hailey-Caine


  • My wife and I enjoyed our honeymoon at Peace of Eden, 29-31 May 2017. We were so blessed to have experienced the beauty of Knysna just before the fires started. We could not have chosen a better place! Our cottage was spacious, clean, thoughtfully decorated and homely :). We experienced breathtaking views, adventurous hiking trails, peaceful wildlife in nature and so much more on our doorstep.It's like home away... Read this review

    Jason de Caires

  • Face Book - reviewed Peace of Eden Vegan Forest Retreat & Backpackers Lodge My wife and I spent six beautiful nights at Peace of Eden from 07 to 13 October 2017. The name says it all. Ìt was peaceful... the birds were singing... friendly monkeys were playing in the trees... A true nature experience... The self catering cottage that we stayed in was comfortable. Howard and Jen were colourful... Read this review

    Greg J de Castro

    Cape Town

  • What a great place. Loved every second. The cottages were cozy, nice and one could believe you are part of a fairy tale. Jen was amazing. Her cooking was out of this world and not one meal was the same. She went out of her way to make our trip special. We recommend this to young and old (we are super seniors!). There is so much to do and... Read this review

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